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Old 03-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Tapering bodies ??'s

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You got great tips from the guys already.

Just to give you a place to start, for wire diameter for lead (or "non toxic" wire used to replace lead due to environmental concerns and required on some waters) here's a chart you can use:

Diameter Hook size
.035" 4 and larger
.030" 4-6
.025" 6-10
.020" 12-14
.015" 14-16
.010" 16 and smaller

As a practical matter, I just buy and use either .025" or .030" for bigger flies (buggers streamers and large stonefly nymphs) and .015" for smaller flies ( weighted and beadhead nymphs.)
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